Applied Sciences

In-Service Session to Prevent Falls in the Elderly Patients

Damisela Fernandez

Capella university

Introduction

The root cause analysis has its main concern on the patient fall

Generic patients are more likely to be victims of fall.

There are several symptoms of falls

Fractures and injuries

Prolonged hospitalizations of patients

die in worst cases.

Interdisciplinary involvement is essential in the prevention of fall

The presentation is concerned with Safety improvement interventions to the staff members in promoting knowledge acquisition and application of skill in healthcare.

The root cause analysis has its main concern on the patient fall

Generic patients are more likely to be victims of fall.

There are several symptoms of falls

Fractures and injuries

Prolonged hospitalizations of patients

die in worst cases.

Interdisciplinary involvement is essential in the prevention of fall

The presentation is concerned with Safety improvement interventions to the staff members in promoting knowledge acquisition and application of skill in healthcare.

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Agenda and Outcomes

The main aim of the in-service session for nurses are:

Comprehend why falls is among the main concern of integral safety issue.

Determine the risk factors of falls

Understand fall prevention interventions

Understand how teams come together in fighting falls.

The main aim of the in-service session for nurses are:

Comprehend why falls is among the main concern of integral safety issue.

Determine the risk factors of falls

Understand fall prevention interventions

Understand how teams come together in fighting falls.

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Agenda and Outcomes

•Expectations of the audience:

Describe the interventions to prevent falls

ensure particular intervention for some of the risk factors in avoiding them

manage any form of unsafe behavior that may result in a fall

Describe the safety measures during the transfers and ambulation

Train the elderly on the safe use of wheelchairs

Expectations of the audience:

Describe the interventions to prevent falls

ensure particular intervention for some of the risk factors in avoiding them

mange any form of unsafe behavior that may result in a fall

Describe the safety measures during the transfers and ambulation

Train the elderly on safe use of wheelchairs

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Safety Improvement Plan

There are many instances of falls in long-term care facilities.

The elderly people are at high risk of falls due to

üpolypharmacy,

üchronic

Conditionsü

The aging process

The proposed plan in preventing falls is by implementing a Unit Safety Champion (USC) (Guirguis et al., 2018)In this, the patient’s matters and employee concerns are involved and catered for.

The process is intended to reduce injuries for the patients with falls

There are many instances of falls in long-term care facilities. The elderly people are at high risk of falls due to üpolypharmacy , üchronic conditionsü. The aging process. The proposed plan in preventing falls is by implementing a Unit Safety Champion (USC) (Guirguis et al., 2018)In this, the patient’s matters and employee concerns are involved and catered for. The process is intended to reduce injuries for the patients with falls

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Safety Improvement Plan

Reasons of reducing falls

Falls are major causes of deaths injuries and prolonged hospitalization

Fractures and soft tissue injuries cause functional impairment, pain, and distress

There is increased rates of readmissions due to falls, with poor outcomes (Phelan et al., 2016).

Loss of od independence

Reasons of reducing falls

Falls are major causes of deaths injuries and prolonged hospitalization

Soft tissue injuries are the main causes of pain and distress

There is also increased resubmission with poor outcomes.

Loss of od independence

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Audience’s Role and Importance

Nurses

document fall risks details and papers

educate patients

Obtain the required equipment in the treatment of the illness.

Consult and engage in research in the field.

Physician

Review medications involving falls

Occupational therapist

Provide skilled therapy to improve the ability of patients to perform activities

Nurses

document fall risks details and papers

educate patients

Obtain the required equipment in the treatment of the illness.

Consult and engage in research in the field.

Physician

Review medications involving falls

Occupational therapist

Provide skilled therapy to improve the ability of patients to perform activities

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Importance of interdisciplinary collaboration

Interdisciplinary collaboration is critical in quality improvement measures (McKenzie et al., 2016).

The pooling of knowledge is key in addressing the main issues in organizations where Individuals can learn

Ensuring improved productivity

Development of long-term relationships

Interdisciplinary collaborations are key in improvement of quality measures

The pooling of knowledge is key in addressing the main issues in organizations where Individuals can learn

Ensuring improved productivity

Development of long-term relationships

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Audience’s Role and Importance

A team with unity is better in implementing the unit safety champion which is key in reducing falls.

The program is advanced in the treatment of falls

There ought to be a present individual in every shift

All the stakeholder will contribute positively to the program

There will be needs in managing patient falls

Interdisciplinary collaborations is key in improvement of quality measures

Pooling of knowledge is key un addressing the main issues in organizations

Opportunities where Individuals can learn

Ensuring improved productivity

Development of long-term relationships

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New Process and Skills Practice

Need for effective communication among the team members

Technical expertise

Sponsorship of the project

Quality in culture establishment

Collect and analyze data in the prevention of falls.

Need for effective communication among the team members

Technical expertise

Sponsorship of the project

Quality in culture establishment

Collect and analyze data in the prevention of falls.

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Activity

The quality management triangle can be used in determining the adoption of Q1 plan in organizations.

The members of the group are divided into 3, to discuss each of the elements

Creative thinking and decision making is highly required

Rotation is done once each group is ready with their points.

The quality management triangle can be used in determining the adoption of Q1 plan in organizations. The members of the group are divided into 3, to discuss each of the elements Creative thinking and decision making is highly required Rotation is done once each group is ready with their points.

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Activity

Members can use the quality triangle below to brainstorm on how the QI plan will be adopted in an organization

Among the main questions of the activity are

Is the strategy effective?

How do we incorporate the technique to the culture of the organization?

What is the role of culture in this process

What is the relationship among the three components

Among the main questions of the activity are

Is the strategy effective?

How do we incorporate the technique to the culture of the organization?

What is the role of culture in this process

What is the relationship among the three components

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Soliciting Feedback

Feedback is key in determine the cause of something and is needed in the field of healthcare. Why are people using one feature three times as often as another? Why do most of your customers stop creating accounts on the last step?

Among the main methods of soliciting feedback include

surveys

feedback boxes

activities of users

usability test

Reach out directly (Smith et al., 2016).

Feedback is key in determine the cause of something and is needed in the field of healthcare..

Among the main methods of soliciting feedback include

surveys

feedback boxes

activities of users

usability test

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Integrating Feedback for Future Improvements

Feedback is essential in the continued learning on a disease

with its effective application it could improve the situation

Its is also effective in increasing the decision-making capability of an individual

Feedback from employees is used to make changes on the initial quality improvement plan (Rantz et., 2017).

Feedback should be incorporated into the plan promptly so that it cannot become outdated

The confidence among the care providers is also improved with feedback use .

Feedback is essential in the continued learning on a disease. with its effective application it could improve the situation. Its is also effective in increasing the decision-making capability of an individual . The confidence among the care providers is also improved with feedback use .

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Conclusion

The quality improvement plan with a view to reduce the instances of fall have been discussed in detail

The presentation also provide information on in service training of the staff involved in the treatment of the illness.

The importance and roles of the stakeholders in the fall prevention have also been discussed in depth

In addition was an activity in which a couple of questions were discussed

The importance of feedback is also outlined in the paper.

The quality improvement plan with a view to reduce the instances of fall have been discussed in detail. The presentation also provide information on in service training of the staff involved in the treatment of the illness. The importance and roles of the stakeholders in the fall prevention have also been discussed in depth. In addition was an activity in which a couple of questions were discussed. The importance of feedback is also outlined in the paper.

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References

McKenzie, G., Lasater, K., Delander, G. E., Neal, M. B., Morgove, M., & Eckstrom, E. (2016). Falls education: Interprofessional training to enhance collaborative practice. preventionGerontology & Geriatrics Education, 38(2), 232-243. doi:10.1080/02701960.2015.1127809

Smith, S. M., Wallace, E., O’Dowd, T., & Fortin, M. (2016). Interventions for improving outcomes in patients with multimorbidity in primary care and community settings. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. doi:10.1002/14651858.cd006560.pub3

Phelan, E. A., Aerts, S., Dowler, D., Eckstrom, E., & Casey, C. M. (2016). Adoption of evidence-based fall prevention practices in primary care for older adults with a history of falls. Frontiers in public health, 4, 190.

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